Jill Phillips says her new album is filled with the stories of brokenness and redemption of family and friends around her. Those of you who are familiar with Jill’s music will know that her many albums are also filled with personal, vulnerable melodies penned from her own journey of faith. “Any Other Way”, our Song of the Week, comes from Jill’s album The Good Things (2008), speaks from a perspective of the trials shared with her husband, Andy Gullahorn. It’s the sort of substantive song we’ve come to expect from Jill.
“Any Other Way” by Jill Phillips from the album The Good Things
Do you remember that Monday when The world fell out beneath our feet Both surprised that we had been So close to losing everything Putting one foot in front of the other felt like such a long, hard step to take We thought about moving and starting again But it was something we could never outrun so we just stayed I wouldn’t have it any other way I wouldn’t have it any other way
Gaining back the trust we lost Was harder than just losing it But if we wanted change at all The pain was a prerequisite So little by little, a piece at a time We were putting back together what was left of a broken life It wasn’t quick, it wasn’t easy But that kind of change isn’t one that happens overnight I wouldn’t have it any other way I wouldn’t have it any other way
When we first met, love was a feeling But making it last, that’s a decision A good decision
When we watch the kids run through the yard Sometimes I just can’t help but think That every bit of what it cost Was worth it for this family ‘cause I wouldn’t have it any other way I wouldn’t have it any other way I wouldn’t have it any other way